The week in North Korean state media: A review of Dec. 28 to Jan. 6
An analytical look at the party plenum, hypersonic missile launch, new cartoons from a sanctioned studio and more
Every week, NK Pro conducts an in-depth analytic review of state media from North Korea. This State Media Review covers the period of Dec. 28, 2021 to Jan. 6, 2022.
The following review includes detailed analysis on the most noteworthy coverage from North Korea’s Rodong Sinmun, Korean Central News Agency, Korean Central Television and other state outlets.
Furthermore, it includes key takeaways and describes the significance from Pyongyang’s perspective.
This week’s review includes:The major party plenum that may have set the parameters for North Korean policies in 2022 The continued emphasis on the
- 01From QR codes to the blockchain: Inside North Korea’s digital payment plans
- 02Kim Jong Un reviews old satellite imagery despite North Korea’s new eyes in sky
- 03Eyes above: How a new ROK satellite will help monitor North Korea’s every move
- 04Timeline: From North Korea’s satellite launch to scrapping 2018 military deal
- 05North Korea’s post-reform elections looked a lot like those that came before
- 06State media review: North Korea faults ‘puppets’ for collapse of military deal
- 07In orbit: Everything we know about North Korea’s new spy satellite so far
- 08Why it matters if South Koreans personally know a North Korean defector